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From fuelling fitness for sports performance to healthy eating and fat loss, Penny Hunking has written, researched and talked to consumers and professionals about virtually every aspect of diet, weight management and exercise. Penny not only sees private clients but works extensively with the workplace and health, sport, fitness and leisure organisations providing them with innovative solutions to their corporate and national nutrition projects. Her client list is a ‘Who's Who’ of blue chip companies and major food producers.
Freelance work includes:
> Individual, one-one consultations
> DNA testing (health & wellness, sport & athletic performance)
> Writing articles and papers for Health Care and Scientific journals
> Consumer articles & editorials for newspapers & magazines
> Development of both Healthcare Professional & consumer resources, leaflets & newsletters
> Communication to the scientific community and key opinion leaders - face-to-face briefings, written materials or via digital campaigns
> Content for websites and company literature
> Ask the Expert responses for print or digital media
> Editing & peer review
Penny regularly contributes to national newspapers, magazines and health professional publications and has written or contributed to ten books on all aspects of food, fat loss, fitness and special diets in a career spanning some 30+ years. Penny is a Registered Dietitian, a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society, Nutritionists in Industry, and SENSE. But life is not all hard work - she is passionate about scuba diving, protection of the environment (including food security and food sustainability), cookery, travel and eating out.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Registered Nutritionist (RNutr, (Public Health))
- Sports Nutritionist
Over 30 years experience working private and commercial clients; mainly with food industry, corporate health and wellness and elite sport
- PR & Communications
- Journalist - consumer and health professional press
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£40.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone session
Many consultations are done by virtual consultation via Teams or FaceTime. Local face-face consultations are offered by agreement.
During all consultations, a detailed dietary assessment and medical history are taken. I will then discuss potential dietary options and work with you to produce an individually tailored dietary approach to help you address your symptoms and concerns.
You will receive any relevant supporting information and a written consultation summary, if needed, after the session. These will be sent electronically or by post if you prefer.
For a video consultation, the call is GDPR compliant.
When I work
Any day, including weekends, by arrangement
Actively seeks work on an International basis.
Sports Nutrition is a key area of interest and specialism.